Had Malcolm X lived, he would have emerged as one of American greatest leaders. He had the rare characteristic of changing beliefs and opinions after gaining information and experience. He was assassinated fifty years ago today. Early in his career, he was deemed a radical. By the time he was killed, he was not radical, liberal or conservative. Malcolm X had become right minded.
All who have not done so should read the Auto Biography of Malcolm X. With his death America lost a man who might very well have become America’s greatest leader. Rarely does a leader emerge who is fearless and bent on doing the right thing. Being truthful can be dangers. Being truthful cost Malcolm X his life.
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